Employee's body found in cooler at Molly Malone's

PLEASANT RIDGE, OH (FOX19) - A death investigation is underway after a male employee's body was found in a walk-in cooler at Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant Monday, Cincinnati police said.

Several officers responded to the Montgomery Road eatery after another employee discovered the body about 9:45 a.m.

The man is in his early 20s, said Tiffaney Hardy, a police spokeswoman. The cooler was not locked and violence did not appear to be a factor, police said.

She could not say if foul play or medical or other issues were involved, noting that the investigation is just beginning.

The restaurant posted a closure notice on the door saying, "We are closed due to the death in the Molly's Family. Our prayers and condolences are with the immediate family and friends."

Authorities said the employee was scheduled to work Sunday night.

The man has not been identified.

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